Antónia Pedroso de Lima graduated in Anthropology at ISCTE- University Institute of Lisbon (1987), has a MA in Urban Anthropology from Barcelona University (Tarragona, 1991) and a Ph.D. from ISCTE (University of Lisbon 2001). Professor at the Department of Anthropology at ISCTE since 1989, she is currently Vice-President of CRIA, the National Research Centre in Social Anthropology (Portugal) and member of the scientific Committee of Openedition (CNRS) and LusOpenedition (Lusophone Countries) and was member of the National Committee for the Intangible Heritage (Portuguese Ministry of Culture)
Specialist on kinship theory and contemporary family relations Antónia Lima is the author of Grandes famílias Grandes empresas. Ensaio antropológico sobre uma elite de Lisboa. (D. Quixote, 2003), “Partners and Relatives. Articulating Modernity and Tradition in Portuguese Large Family Firms.” and co-editor with João Pina Cabral of Elites: Choice, Leadership and Succession (Berg 2002) and she has published numerous papers on Portuguese urban family, focusing both on working class neighborhoods of Lisbon and on the Portuguese economic elite. Her present research interests are on Contemporary family relations, Gender, Care and Crises. She is currently PI of the following funded research projects “Care as sustainability in crisis situations.” (FCT PTDC/CS-ANT/117259/2010) and “Generations and governamentality: youth, aging and public policies in comparative contexts.” (Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian).